RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek


Chile (Update country report) (Engelstalig)

Chile’s economy continued to grow vigorously in 2011, although growth slowed in the course of the year. After large scale protests and strikes, these illustrate that Chile’s social model continues to face challenges.


South Korea (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The death of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-il, has increased political uncertainty within North Korea and led to uncertainty for South Korea. Due to monetary tightening and lower external demand, real GDP growth was 3.3% in 2011.


Azerbaijan (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Azerbaijan is highly dependent on its energy sector and oil exports in particular, which supports the current account and public finances. Economic growth is forecasted at 4% in 2012.


Jordan (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The precarious social situation is the largest country risk in Jordan. The fallout from the Arab Spring protests has forced King Abdullah II to dismiss the government. Economic growth is estimated at a mere 2.6% in 2011 and 3.4% in 2012.


Nigeria (Update country report (Engelstalig)

Persistent attacks by the Islamist Boko Haram sect, as well as large-scale strikes and protests following a sudden abolishment of fuel subsidies at the start of 2012, show that Nigeria is very prone to political and civil unrest.


Bulgaria (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Bulgaria is largely praised for its sound macroeconomic and fiscal policies, but its external debt remains high and a slow and complicated bureaucracy, as well as widespread corruption continues to hamper the business environment.


Bangladesh (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Bangladesh's economy continues to prove its resilience amid a worsening external environment. Yet, despite strong economic growth it remains one of the world's poorest countries.

Conjunctuurbeeld Engelstalige versie

Conjunctuurbeeld Verenigd Koninkrijk

Het jaar is goed begonnen met een stroom van positief nieuws. De voorlopende indicatoren van december waren sterker dan verwacht, wat kan betekenen dat het momentum van de economie begin 2012 verbeterd is.

Conjunctuurbeeld Engelstalige versie

Conjunctuurbeeld Frankrijk

De Franse economie toonde haar veerkracht in 11K3, maar wij verwachten dat de effecten van de schuldencrisis in de komende maanden steeds duidelijker zichtbaar zullen worden. Er is voorlopig geen reden voor optimisme.


Economic Update Spain (Engelstalig)

In 11Q3, export growth managed to keep the Spanish economy out of recession. But the available economic data for 11Q4 point to GDP contraction in that quarter. For the first quarter of this year we also expect GDP to fall.


Tanzania (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Despite chronic power shortages and rampant inflation, Tanzania’s economy managed to grow at an estimated 6.4% in 2011.


Lebanon (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The largest country risks in Lebanon lie in the political sphere, as the conflicts between the coalition party and main opposition party are fierce and hinder any progress on economic reforms. The economic outlook is bleak.